Ian Kelosky

You can sum up Ian Kelosky’s music with one word: ambitious. From his time as singer/songwriter for seminal band Lo Dost, to producing albums for artists like Justin Lavash, Guy Bennett, Dan Reed, and Čechomor, you can’t venture into the Prague music scene without running head first into Kelosky’s work. I met with Kelosky in his private studio deep, deep down in the basement of a inconspicuous building in Nové Město. There is a bar, couches, microphones, amps, and two giant paintings of chubby naked ladies. The brain center of the whole operation is Kelosky’s work station. Two screens are lit up with editing programs and the heartbeat like display of tracks he’s currently working on. Beneath them is anRead more.

Jama, the Hollow, Prague - 25 years young

Mark your calendars. THIS Saturday, March 16, from 6pm, Jama will be throwing the party of the weekend. Jama has an incredible event planned, and they should! 25 years is a major milestone and worthy of a blowout. Max Munson and the crew at Jama have put together quite an evening. The theme of the event is “Ladies and Gentlemen.” In other words, leave the casual dress at home, and bring your A-game. Tickets go on sale today and can be bought from the manager on duty. You can pre-purchase a ticket for 150Kc, or at the door for 200Kc,  and includes: Special 25th Anniversary souvenirsWelcome drinkRaffle ticketJama Dollar for the charity auction/blackjack tableFree beer and wine from 6 toRead more.

Studio Paměť literally translates to ‘Studio Memory’, and the name is fitting. Begun in the mid-90’s as a space for non-commercial cultural, literary, and musical activities, the studio seeks to exist somewhere between nostalgia and modernity. Theatrical director Oskar Hulec, and musical director Milan Dedera, give definite nods to musical and artistic greats, but also give artists the opportunity for free expression and interpretation. Their monthly music tribute nights are a great example. Past events have paid tribute to such artists as Nina Simone, Bob Marley, and Erykah Badu. “We collaborate with artists to rework songs of musical legends in their own way, just for our one event,” says Dedera. “Sure you can find jazz clubs that have the sameRead more.